As much as I love my normal post workout protein shake, which is basically whey or pea protein mixed with water, at weekends when I’m not rushing around getting ready for work it’s nice to something a bit more indulgent. This shake recipe is absolutely amazing when you use either vanilla or chocolate protein, because that with the peanut butter and creamy banana turns it into a thick, delicious drink – which is actually more filling than you’d expect.
If I’m trying to keep my calories low around breakfast then I’ll have this on its own, but if not, I have this along with a bowl of porridge or granola and yoghurt, just to make sure I’m eating enough to fuel my body post workout. Workout or no workout, this shake is a good breakfast or snack option regardless, but I prefer to save it for when I’ve been to the gym so that the protein can repair my muscles!
1 scoop of vanilla or chocolate protein powder (I used MissFits Nutrition!)
1 banana (they work well when frozen too)
200ml almond or coconut milk
1 tbsp peanut butter (one with no palm oil such as Meridian’s!)
1 tsp chia seeds
A handful of ice
1 It’s pretty simple, just chuck everything into a blender and blitz until smooth.
2 Pour into a glass, top with a few extra chia seeds, and enjoy!
The vanilla version is without a doubt my favourite but I’m low on vanilla protein, so until then, chocolate it is! I tried a coffee one too, but nothing beats vanilla or chocolate in my opinion, no matter how much I love my caffeine fix. Oh, and don’t let the seeds and protein lead you to think that it’s ‘too healthy to possibly taste nice’. Trust me when I say I genuinely look forward to these. Let me know if you give this quick and easy recipe a go, and please go ahead and suggest any other combinations that you think I should try!